For King and Country

Memorial Details


Town Hall, St. Ives Road, Maidenhead
NIWM Ref: 7882  RBWM Ref: WM119



December 1920
Order of Service for the Ceremony of Unveiling and Dedication, Sunday 5th December 1920 at 2.30pm. + The First Post will be sounded by the Bugles of the 2nd Batt Scott Guards. + Hymn: O God Our Help In Ages Past. + Arthur Upson ESQ., JP (Chairman of the War Memorial Committee) will request the High Steward of the Borough, The Right Hon, The Lord Desborough of Taplow, K.C.V.O to unveil the Memorial, and to ask the Mayor and Corporation to accept it on behalf of the Town. + Ceremony of Unveling. + The Last Post. + One Minute Silence. + The Reville. + Hymn: The Supreme Sacrifice. + Dedication of the Memorial to the Glory of God and in undying memory of those whose names are recorded thereon, by the Borough Chaplin Rev. C.H. Nash, MA. + Dedication: To the greater glory of God and in proud and thankful rememberance of those who gave their lives for King and Country, we dedicate this memorial in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost Amen. + Prayer: For Those Who Have Fallen in the Great War. + Prayer: For the Throne and Commonwealth. + The Lords Prayer. + Lesson Rev VII 9-17. + Hymn: For All The Saints. + Benediction. + The National Anthum God Save The King. + Placing of Official Wreaths by representitive bodies. + Placing of Individual Wreaths. + Procession of War Orphans, Relatives of those who fell and Ex Service men around the Memorial.
December 1920
The Maidenhead War Memorial was unveilled by Lord Desborough and Mayor Thomas Stuchberry on the 5th December 1920. Both dignatories had lost sons in the war who are commemorated on the memorial along with 331 names. The Cross of Sacifice replaced a temporary wooden Cenotaph that was located outside the Bear Hotel in the High Street in 1919. Private, public and corporate subscription raised 2,800 (59,388 in todays money) to purchase the site and build the memorial.
August 1970
On the 5th May 1970 the War Memorial was moved from the original site in St Ives Road to make way for a new public library.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund